Even though Taiping has an airport, there are no scheduled flights. So, travelling to Taiping by air is possible only if you have a charter flight. The nearest major airport to Taiping is in Ipoh, about an hour away, but even that has just 2 daily scheduled flights from Singapore.
The PLUS North-South Expressway connects Taiping to major towns nearby.
Taiping's train station is located 1km west of the town centre. Regular trains are available to Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth, Kuala Kangsar and Ipoh.
Kamunting Raya is Taiping's long-distance bus station, located 7km north of the town centre. It is connected to the bus station within the city through bus 8 (runs from 6 AM to 8:30 PM and costs around RM 1.20). You can also hire a taxi for the same route.
Taiping's local bus station is located across the Masjid Daerah and is connected to many regional cities through regular bus services.